KZN's dam levels continue to decline

KZN's dam levels continue to decline

South Africa desperately needs heavy and consistent rainfall, to replenish dam levels that have been declining in recent weeks. 

Hazelmere Dam receives a slight increase in water level
Khatija Nxedlana

The Department of Water and Sanitation says water levels in many parts of the country are dropping by about 1% week-on-week. 

Dams in KZN's Zululand and Umkhanyakude District Municipalities are still facing serious water challenges.

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The department's Sputnik Ratau says it's going to take a lot more than the rains we had over the weekend - to boost water levels. 

"About a year ago it was close to 57% at this time of the year but at the moment it is hovering around the 54% and we are expecting that this week it will go even further down we still going to see a lot more rains much heavier than what we have seen."

Meanwhile, the SA Weather Service says wet and cold conditions are likely to persist throughout the week in KZN. 

Forecaster, Ayanda Nsele said: "We've had 60% chance of rain over the eastern parts of the province and around 30% over the interior. That is expected to continue into tomorrow as well."

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